A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    A
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    B+
  9. Cost of Living
    C
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A+

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$275,400
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$935
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    72%
  • Own
    28%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    30
    273
  • Murder
    5
    6
  • Rape
    34
    41
  • Robbery
    7
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    153
    525
  • Theft
    709
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    34
    263

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$31,936
National
$53,889
Children
8%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    40%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    30%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    15%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    9%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    4%
    13%
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools
  • Colleges

Blacksburg Reviews

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Blacksburg is a beautiful small town, quietly nestled in the Blue Ridge mountains of Southwest Virginia. Quaint, family owned restaurants line the streets of downtown to complete the "Main Street" vibe. Family friendly, active residents, live music, farmers markets, outdoor gathering spaces, and close to proximity to outdoor recreation hallmark this town. Can get crowded when classes are in session at Virginia Tech, students and locals are actively learning to grow together. Absolutely wonderful place to spend any amount of time; especially longer stays.
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Only complaints are about the weather, in the Winter you can expect to experience all 4 seasons in 1 day. In every season there are tons of fun in-door and out-door activities and clubs that you can find on Facebook for all of them. Try rock climbing and kayaking!
This is a small town with so much packed into it! There are outdoor activities, great restaurants, and plenty of nightlife. It's great for college-aged residents, in addition to being a great retirement area.